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Pastor Lukus Counterman

Pastor Lukus Counterman

Role: Lead for Preaching and Vision

God has uniquely gifted Lukus to articulate and proclaim God's word in our ministry context. Most recently, he pastored Wichita Falls Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. Having completed his doctoral work in expository preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary, he brings fourteen years of preaching, teaching, and pastoral ministry experience with him to Salt Lake City. While providing leadership through preaching, teaching, and ministerial team development, he also serves as an industrial chaplain at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah. Lukus has been a reserve chaplain in the U.S. Air Force for almost six years.

John - That You May Believe
Sun, Aug 20, 2017
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55 mins 20 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - John the Baptist makes his final appearance in the Gospel and utters his most significant exhortation to his followers regarding the person of Jesus. He is the Son of God who must increase. John is going to teach us this morning why and how Jesus must increase in our lives.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 30, 2017
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42 mins 14 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The gospel account moves from a wedding in Cana to the temple in Jerusalem at Passover. The careful description of Jesus at the wedding feast with the imagery of purification and celebration now confront the reader as they watch him enter the temple. While he was willing to maintain his “guest” status at the wedding, Jesus was not willing to remain a guest at the temple, his Father’s house. All of this is set in the context of revealing his glory and restoring the Father’s honor. Jesus cleanses the temple and predicts its supersession with his own crucified and resurrected body. Jesus would be the new temple, the new meeting point between God and man. May the Lord help us to recognize the eclipsing glory of Christ manifested in this text.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 16, 2017
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59 mins 48 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The passage we will consider this morning reveals to us a series of testimonies supplementary to that of John the Baptist. These testimonies are arranged such that several people serve as witnesses assigning to Jesus various titles of dignity. Andrew names him the Messiah, Philip describes him as the Fulfiller of the law and prophets. Nathanael acclaims him as the Son of God and King of Israel. The passage moves toward a climax in which Jesus speaks of himself as the Son of Man and ladder to heaven. These various titles and testimonies are written so that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing, we might have life in his name.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
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43 mins 47 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - “The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” That verse is so familiar that it doesn’t shock us, but it should. That was a radical thing for John to say about a young Galilean carpenter to a bunch of Jewish people who for centuries had offered their sacrificial lambs at the temple! He was in essence saying, "This man is the One whom God has sent to be what all of those thousands of lambs over hundreds of years have symbolized! And He is not only the Lamb that God sent for Israel, but also for the whole world!” May the Lord teach us that it’s not about us but all about Christ. May our lives point to him in word and deed.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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50 mins 31 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Word of God incarnate is the light of the world. He is the true light who shines on all mankind and the question is, how will people respond. Irreligious may refuse to recognize him because he interferes with their rebellion. Religious people on the other hand may reject him because he meddles with their system of self-righteousness. But to those who receive him in faith, he gives the right to be called children of God. May the Lord put a stop to rejection and failure of recognition this morning, and may all who hear the Word receive him in faith.
John - That You May Believe
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
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49 mins 59 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Gospel of John is unique in its powerful presentation of Jesus. He is presented as the Logos or the Word who existed before creation. John’s vision of Christ has been used countless times to open the eyes of unbelievers to who Jesus is and the way of redemption. The serious student of John will find that each time he returns to the Gospel, Christ will be a little bigger. May we learn the greatness of Christ as we study together.
Jonah
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
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46 mins 27 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - With the renewed call to go to Nineveh Jonah is given a second chance to obey the God from whom he has tried unsuccessfully to flee. Jonah has learned that God is able to deliver anyone, anywhere, but will he take the message of such mercy to the foreign and frightful Assyrians? Does the mercy of God towards him, change him into a merciful person? In Jonah chapter three we will discover the greatness of God in how he can use salty believers with simple messages to bring significant revival to the hearts of sinners.
Jonah
Sun, May 21, 2017
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27 mins 12 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The Sovereignty of God over a believer through every phase of his life is astounding in Jonah 1:7-17. God had even orchestrated Jonah’s life, Jonah’s rebellion, and Jonah’s consequences so that they would be tools needed to convert sinners. The storm created by Jonah’s rebellion was the perfect backdrop for them to meet the one true God, the One who governed the sea. Do you ever mourn a season of your life that you feel held wasted years with no redeeming qualities? God can use anything! He’s the Master of taking the bits and pieces of our leftovers and making something amazing out of it. He gives “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” so that He might be glorified (Isa. 61:3). Have you, like Jonah, mishandled the divine interruptions that have come your way? God can use anything, even the leftovers, for His glory.
Jonah
Sun, May 14, 2017
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56 mins 36 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman - At first glance, the principal character in the book we are studying for the next month seems to be Jonah, but a closer look reveals that the title character in this narrative is God Himself. The Old Testament book called Jonah is not about a whale, a reluctant prophet, or even a perishing people in Nineveh. It is about God who is accomplishing salvation through judgment and mercy. Jonah said it simply (Jonah 2:9) “salvation belongs to the Lord.” If you keep your attention keen and your eyes peeled in these four short chapters, you’ll be overwhelmed and awed to discover God all over again. His attributes, his character, and his ability swim through the entire book. The story opens with the word of the Lord (1:1), centers around acts of the Lord, and concludes with the word of the Lord (4:9-11). From beginning to end, it’s all about him.
Faith that Works
Sun, May 07, 2017
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49 mins 19 secs
Speaker: Lukus Counterman -James began his letter saying he was "a servant of God." Now he adds the complementary calling: he is a servant of sinners. He has written forthrightly, insistently and passionately about what is sinful and what is righteous. In fact, someone has called James's letter "the Ouch! book" because it is so pointed. James makes no apology for that. But why such a passion for righteousness? Because truth is available and must be embraced and lived out. And when it is not, we have a responsibility to be part of a rescue team. When someone wanders from the truth, we have an obligation to seek their recovery and restoration. May the Lord help us with this at Gospel Grace Church.